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Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III with LTE connectivity coming to three Korean carriers July 9th

Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III with LTE connectivity coming to three Korean carriers July 9th
Now who says that you can't have it all? Samsung, playing on its home court of Korea, will be offering a version of the Samsung Galaxy S III that not only has a quad-core Exynos  processor, but also includes LTE connectivity. As you probably remember, because of the poor integration between quad-core processors and LTE radios, most handsets offering LTE speed are using the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 S4 as a replacement. While not quad-core, the S4 has performed quite admirably in benchmark tests. It's the same reason why AT&T's version of the HTC One X doesn't feature the Tegra 3 like the International model does.

But starting on July 9th, a trio of Korean carriers, SK Telecom, KT and LG U+, will be offering a version of the Samsung Galaxy S III that not only is powered by the quad-core Exynos processor, it also will feature LTE connectivity. This version of the most wanted phone of the year thus far, will have a 2,100mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and DMB TV tuning. Will there be some sort of karmic payback? Most likely the Koreans totin' this model will be addicted to finding a place to plug in the phone's charger. From the moment they get up in the morning, to the time their head hits the pillow, these Samsung Galaxy S III owners will be consumed with one thought in their mind: I have to plug in my phone. And that's despite a 2,100mAh battery that is no slouch. But it probably will be worth it for the quad-core Exynos speed and the ability to run the Samsung Galaxy S III over zippy LTE pipelines.

source: SamsungTomorrow via Engadget

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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